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Author Topic: Melton Mowbray traditional breeds show and sale Sept 12th & 13th 2014  (Read 2014 times)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep

Is anyone going to Melton Mowbray?  We've not been before, and it's quite a long way, but Mr F is going to go.

I see there's a hog roast - anyone tried that before and what's it like?
What's parking like?
What are the handling facilities like?
Is there a huge queue to pay for your purchases?
Is there a huge queue to load your purchases?
Any good points versus any negatives?
Is there plenty of space inside the mart, or is it a horrible squash like York?
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harepits

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Melton Mowbray traditional breeds show and sale Sept 12th & 13th 2014
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 02:27:25 pm »
plenty of room at the market for loading unloading, undercover so weather no problem, always a queue for paying as so many buyers. They did hogroast last year served indoors as combined with get together usually music/dance.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 02:29:02 pm by harepits »

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Melton Mowbray traditional breeds show and sale Sept 12th & 13th 2014
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 11:59:51 am »

Thank you harepits.  Mr F can be prepared to stand in a queue then.  That's a time I use a spindle  :spin:, or have a small knitting  :knit: project on a circular needle, but Husband doesn't knit or spin.  Guess he'll just have to gossip - he's very good at that  :roflanim:


Isn't anyone else going?  I'm quite surprised.  :sheep: :cow: :chook: :pig: :goat: :llama: :&> :horse:
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kja

  • Joined Oct 2012
Re: Melton Mowbray traditional breeds show and sale Sept 12th & 13th 2014
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 01:42:14 pm »
 :wave: yes we will be there from thursday morning putting the pig pens up. we don't do the hog roast we take a short walk into the town and dine out table for 20 - 30 isn ???? works well for us.
we can still learn if we are willing to listen.

Tiva Diva

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Scottish Borders
    • Thornielee Cottage
Re: Melton Mowbray traditional breeds show and sale Sept 12th & 13th 2014
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2014, 07:09:55 am »
I'm going too  :excited:. Probably not the hog roast though.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Melton Mowbray traditional breeds show and sale Sept 12th & 13th 2014
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2014, 08:40:24 am »


Mr F set off half an hour ago - it will be quite a long journey for him.   He looked at the idea of the hog roast, but as soon as he saw the word 'disco' he knew it's not for him  :roflanim:

I expect him home very late tomorrow night, hopefully with a couple of new sheep for me  :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
I wish I could go but someone has to stay here for the stock........
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